Nelson is a character and one of the heroes from the Kantai Collection series who was implemented into the game on the 12th of September, 2018.

Alongside her sister ships USS Maryland, USS West Virginia, Nagato, Mutsu, Colorado and HMS Rodney, she is one of the Big Seven.

Nelson (along with Bismarck) is partially the Fleet Girl counterpart to the European Water Princess.

She is voiced by Nomizu Iori and drawn by Konishi.


HMS Nelson (28) was one of two Nelson-class battleships built for the Royal Navy between the two World Wars. She was named in honour of Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson the victor at the Battle of Trafalgar.

Commissioned in 1927, Nelson served extensively in the Atlantic, Mediterranean and Indian oceans during the Second World War. She was decommissioned soon after the end of the war and scrapped in 1949. She was nicknamed "Nels-ol" from the resemblance in her outline to RN oilers, whose names ended in "-ol".



On her head is her peculiar headgear which features the various details of the top of her main tower.


She has a very rough and militaristic personality, contrasting Warspite and Ark Royal's regal and ladylike personalities. She also loves to drink rum and, occasionally, scotch.

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.